Housed in a refurbished Kelvin Hall in Glasgow, the new National Library premises extend the Library’s reach out of its historic home in Edinburgh.

The development provides interactive opportunities for education, research, entertainment and inspiration.

Visitors will be able to enjoy 100 years of Scottish life on film and video held in the Moving Image Archive, with access to footage that is not available online.

They will also be able to explore the Library’s vast digital collections — including e-books, maps, manuscripts, and reference works – from the earliest times to the present day. Much of this material can only be consulted on National Library premises.

‘Kelvin Hall has been reborn and we are delighted to be an important part of this new leisure and cultural centre,’ said National Librarian Dr John Scally.

autumncleanup_headerLocal volunteers are organising a litter pick from 10am on Saturday 5 November.

The community clean up will take place along the Victoria Park Nature Trail. All equipment will be provided and everyone is welcome to join in.

The organisers are part of Community Safety Glasgow’s Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteers (NIV) programme.

If you would like to join in then please meet at 10am at the Nature Trail under the Danes Drive bridge.

For more information please contact download the poster autumncleanup_5nov16_poster or contact Scotstoun Community Council by email at

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grant-making-through-participatory-budgeting-image-213x300A new ‘How To’ Guide on using Participatory Budgeting (PB) for Community Led Organisations and community engagement workers has recently been published.

Specifically written with community led organisations in mind but also useful for front line workers or local authorities starting out on using Participatory (or community) Budgeting (PB) it condenses PB Partners learning from over 15 years of doing PB in the UK.

Whilst there is already a lot of information available on PB, this guide lays out a simple 10 step process for PB grant making, from forming a planning group right through to monitoring and evaluation. With a range of customisable templates and links to further information.

Partick West area partnership have recently issued a call for applications for their forthcoming participatiory budgeting event Partick West Decides. And this week there has been a 2 day conference on PB held in Edinburgh and you can follow proceedings on Twitter at #pbscot16.

The guide was written by PB Partners, at the request of the Scottish Government, to support the £2m Community Choices programme.

knightswoodgala_bouncycastlesKnightswood Gala Committee are holding their Annual General Meeting at 7.00pm on Wednesday 26 October 2016 at Knightswood Community Centre, 201 Alderman Rd, Glasgow G13 3DD and everyone is welcome to attend.

The Family Fun Day organised by the Gala Committee in Knightswood Park in September was a great success, all the more so as this was the first time for many years that the event was organised by community voluntary effort.  Four local schools were involved in providing the entertainment as well as other local groups.  You can see photos from the event here.

The Annual General Meeting is open to everybody in the community and they would encourage you to attend.  As well as the formal business they would like to let you know their plans for an event next year and to hear your ideas and suggestions to make next year’s event even better.

walkablecommunitiesLiving Streets Scotland is hosting a free half-day workshop in Glasgow focusing on improving conditions for walking in your community. The workshop will be held on from 09:30 – 13:30 on Thursday 17 November at the Albany Centre, 44 Ashley Street, Glasgow.

The workshop is an opportunity to learn about and plan effective interventions that enable and encourage people to walk more often as part of their everyday journeys and will focus on:

• Making the social, environmental and economic case for walking
• Raising awareness of the most common barriers to walking
• Understanding what a Community Street Audit is and how to organise one in your neighbourhood
• Considering what action you could take locally in the future to encourage a walkable community

Tea/coffee and lunch will also be provided. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please let us know in advance.

To reserve your place on the workshop, please see our Eventbrite page.

partickwestdecides_headerThe Partick West Area Partnership are holding a second Community Budgeting eventPartick West Decides – on Friday 25 November 2016. They are current looking for groups and projects to apply for funding and they are also keen for more people to come along and get involved at the event.

£20,000 of funding has been made available by the Partick West Area Partnership, to which applications can be made for projects that will be delivered for the benefit of the residents of the Partick West area.

To be eligible your organisation should:

  • meet the basic criteria for an Area Grant
  • operate and/or provide services within the Partick West Ward boundary area;
  • agree to participate in the Community Budgeting Event by submitting Funding Proposal and presenting their Proposal;
  • be able to deliver the proposal in full by 31st March 2017.

The deadline for any applications is 5pm on Friday 4 November 2016 and applicants will be required to attend and make a presentation on the project for which funding is being sought. The Partick West CB event will be held on Friday 25 November 2016 in Partick Burgh Halls, 9 Burgh Hall Street, Partick, Glasgow  G11 5LN.

For more information please contact Najmah Chauhdry, Partnership and Development on 0141 276 9877 or download the paperwork below

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learntoride_headerThe Glasgow Community Cycling Network presents the Learn to Ride Extravaganza. The event will promote cycling clubs and charities in order that families and children at the event can find out where their nearest club or charity is.

The event will take place on Sunday 23 October from 12 to 4pm at Glasgow Caring City, 249 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 1HJ

Attendees will be able to sample the range of cycling services the city has to offer and take part in “Learn to Ride” activities. On the day there will be a variety of cycling related activities including the Scottish Bike Trials who will be putting on displays throughout the day.

Freewheel North will be bringing an assortment of bikes for the public to try out e.g.  conference bike, side by side tandem, tricycle tandem, double handcrank, child and adult tricycles, quadricycles – which is all free for the public!

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Welcome to DRCET!! We deliver a wide range of environmental projects and services across the West of Glasgow and beyond.

We work to protect and enhance the local environment and to increase the wellbeing and resilience of local people and communities.

Read on to find out more about what we do and - get active, get involved and make a difference!

WH Malcolm campaign

De'ils On Wheels Bike Workshop

Contact Details

Main Office
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
e: getinvolved@

De'ils On Wheels
Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
m: 07515 879747
e: deilsonwheels@

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Streets Ahead Winners

Legal stuff

DRCET is a recognised Scottish Charity (Charity No SC035954) and a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (Company No SC273114). Registered office as shown above.

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